What is the National Secure Pork Supply Plan?
The National Secure Pork Supply (SPS) Continuity of Business Plan is an initiative that provides opportunities for producers to voluntarily prepare before a disease outbreak. This will better prepare swine operations that have no evidence of infection to move animals under a movement permit issued by regulatory officials and maintain business continuity during a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) outbreak. Producers are encouraged to visit www.securepork.org to read more about the National Secure Pork Supply Plan.
How to Participate in Indiana
To integrate the foundational elements of the national plan into Indiana's disease response framework, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages producer participation in Securing Indiana's Pork Supply. As part of voluntary participation in Securing Indiana's Pork Supply, BOAH requires that the following items be completed:
- Premises ID Validation
- Biosecurity Assessment & Training
- Certified Sampler Training
- Electronic Movement Permit Training
- "Securing Indiana's Pork Supply" meeting with BOAH
While all the listed items are required, the order in which these items are completed is not prescribed. Some items may be the responsibility of the producer to complete. For others, BOAH is asking for producers to work with their swine veterinarian(s).
Action Items in Indiana
- Premises ID Validation: Premises IDs must be validated by BOAH. Contact Dr. Maria Cooper at email@example.com to get Premises IDs validated. Use the Template for Premises Verification to validate multiple premises.
- Biosecurity Assessment & Training: Work with your veterinarian to assess your site(s) biosecurity. Your veterinarian should complete BOAH's Self-Assessment Checklist for Pork Production Biosecurity and submit to BOAH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Certified Sampler Training: Individuals at each site or within a production system must be designated as sample collectors and trained by their accredited veterinarian to properly collect blood, oral fluid, tonsil, and spleen samples for diagnostic testing. A Certified Sampler List must be submitted by the veterinarian to BOAH at email@example.com.
- Electronic Movement Permit Training: A test digital movement permit must be completed and submitted. Contact BOAH Swine Health at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the movement permit.
- "Securing Indiana's Pork Supply" Meeting: Attend a meeting with BOAH to discuss the response process, provide additional information about the Secure Pork Supply Plan, and answer any questions. Contact email@example.com or (317) 607-7071 to schedule a meeting.
To learn more about the requirements for voluntary participation, visit the Securing Indiana’s Pork Supply webpage at https://www.in.gov/boah/2889.htm or contact Dr. Kelli Werling at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 607-7071.